Welcome to
THE  EASTCHESTER  ARTS  COUNCIL


THE EASTCHESTER ARTS COUNCIL WAS FOUNDED IN 1994
TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THE ARTS & CULTURAL PROGRAMS
IN THE TOWN OF EASTCHESTER, THE VILLAGES OF BRONXVILLE, TUCKAHOE,
AND SURROUNDING AREAS.


 

The Eastchester Arts Council presents a variety of classical music programs throughout the year.

        Ever since its beginning in 1994, the Eastchester Arts Council has presented an ongoing series of cultural programs to the public. These have included annual summer band concerts; operatic, classical, chamber music and jazz concerts; visual arts exhibitions; choral music recitals and lecture series. The Council also has sponsored a variety of programs in support of Free Arts Day in Westchester County and has conducted important After School Enrichment Programs at schools in Eastchester and also in Tuckahoe and in Bronxville.

OUR HISTORY

      The area of Eastchester, New York became a settlement in 1664. It has since undergone many historic and cultural changes. In the early 1800s, marble quarrying was a major industry for nearly a century. Many significant buildings in New York, Washington D.C. and other parts of the United States were built with the fine marble found in the Tuckahoe/Eastchester quarries. During the 19th century, part of the region developed into an active artist community, attracting painters, writers and musicians to the vicinity.

      Today, the Town of Eastchester and its surrounding villages are home to residents from varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Recognized as a valuable part of the community, throughout each year the Eastchester Arts Council presents many arts programs for the cultural enrichment of the public.

      The Council gratefully acknowledges the valuable support from Eastchester Town Hall, the Friends of the Eastchester Arts Council, the Westchester Arts Council, and the assistance of both private and business contributors enabling us to present many programs free of charge to promote the awareness of arts and culture in the area.

      The Eastchester Arts Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations and contributions in support of the arts are tax-deductible as provisioned by law.

 

  Local artists are introduced by the Eastchester Arts Council in exhibitions in different venues.

   "Musical Instruments", above, is an oil painting by artist Christl Montalieu that has been featured in an Eastchester Arts Council art show.


Vocal presentations
include popular and classical music
as well as opera.

 
Summer concerts, jazz bands, brass, & other musical groups are fun for everybody.

 



The Eastchester Arts Council
presents performances
at local public schools.

 


Children are invited to all of the programs presented by the Eastchester Arts Council. 

 


Eastchester first became a settlement in 1664.



Town Hall is the center of civic activities and the meeting place of the Eastchester Arts Council.   


Tuckahoe/Eastchester marble was
used for many famous buildings
constructed in the 1800s.


This one-room Marble School House, built in 1835, is a place where historic and cultural activities are presented.

CONTACT US
by telephone: (914) 793-6946
by mail: Eastchester Arts Council
P.O. Box 74 - Eastchester, NY 10709

For questions about programs or to receive information about the
organization, please send e-mail to: eastchesterartscouncil@hotmail.com


The Eastchester Arts Council was founded and incorporated in 1994 by local residents Dr. Joyce & Ercole Rosa, with the mission to foster, promote, and present the arts
and related cultural arts forms.

© 2008 - Research, photography and copy by Steffi Grossman.
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